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Bill Quinlan, President of Eversource Operations in New Hampshire, presents revised plans for the Northern Pass hydroelectric project at Globe Manufacturing in Pittsfield, N.H., on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. The new "Forward NH Plan" calls for an additional 52 miles of buried power lines through the White Mountains National Forest. (Paul Hayes/The Caledonian-Record) MANDATORY CREDIT

Will plan to bury 60 miles of Northern Pass sway opposition?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dolly McPhaul of Sugar Hill has become one of the most vocal opponents of Northern Pass. The energy project proposes to bring Canadian hydropower into New England through a 192-mile electric transmission line from Pittsburg to Deerfield, passing right through McPhaul’s hometown. Even though Northern Pass officials announced plans to bury an additional 52 miles of the line through the …

Downtown: Professionals get a first look at Work Nest

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Contemporary art on the walls. A pinball machine. Bright windows with a view of the South End neighborhood. High bar stools and a comfortable couch. This is Work Nest, and it might be Carolyn Mallon’s new office. “I’ve been working from home,” she said. “Especially in winter, it’s very isolating.” Mallon lives in …

Business people for Aug. 31, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Jonathan Whitcomb of Concord, an attorney at Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, was elected chairman of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law section. Kristine Stoddard of Concord, director of the N.H. Public Policy for Bi-State Primary Care Association, was elected clerk of the state Bar Association’s Health Law section. Lisa Mindlin …

Patents issued to area inventors this week

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Starting today, the Monitor will publish a listing of federal patents awarded to inventors or companies in the Concord area. The following list is for this past week, through Aug. 27. It will appear on Monday’s business page: ∎ DEKA Products, Manchester, has been assigned a patent (9,114,030) developed …

Business notes for Aug. 31, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

AutoServ has broken ground to construct a new Kia facility in Tilton. Construction is expected to be completed by November. Wesley Woods, a residential senior community, will hold a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 5 to celebrate the completion of five new homes. A Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Grill …

Growers see strong apple-picking season in region

Sunday, August 30, 2015

As summer winds down in New England, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop. According to the U.S. Apple Association, the six-state harvest is expected to be about 14 percent higher than last year’s …

For sale in CONCORD: One-of-a-kind home in desirable area

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A new direction of living awaits you at 14 Pond Place Lane in Concord! Nestled in one of the capital’s most desirable West End neighborhoods, this beautiful home offers three bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, and an amazing attention to …

Crisis, what crisis? U.S. economy steams along

Friday, August 28, 2015

A funny thing happened while the world financial markets shuddered in panic this week. A range of indicators about the U.S. economy, the world’s largest, showed a recovery that’s continuing to gain steam. Even as stocks whipsawed, data on housing, consumer confidence, the labor market and economic growth …

Across U.S., many utilities are battling net metering

Friday, August 28, 2015

Net metering, which allows customers to sell excess electricity back to their local utility, was created in the 1990s and became a key component in launching the solar industry, especially for homes and small business. But in some …

Some say net metering cap could stifle solar industry’s growth

Friday, August 28, 2015

Warner officials have already picked two spots where they hope to construct large solar farms that will generate enough power to offset electricity costs for the town’s buildings. Once Warner covers the up-front costs, estimated at roughly $675,000, …

E-ZPass transponder issue was prodded by extra cost of processing drivers

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Two numbers are behind the ongoing brouhaha over E-ZPass transponders: 7 cents and 47 cents. Seven cents is how much it costs the state to process a vehicle when it goes through an E-ZPass lane with a working …

How do you know if your transponder’s dead? It’s not easy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

If your transponder is still working, there’s no need to replace it, even if it’s old and the deadline of Nov. 1 has passed. The problem is that it’s difficult to know whether any given transponder is still working. One indication comes on the monthly statement from E-ZPass, …

U.S. stocks surge, snapping 6-day losing streak

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Dow Jones industrial average rocketed more than 600 points Wednesday, its biggest gain in seven years, snapping a six-day losing streak that had Americans nervously checking their investment balances. While the surge came as a relief to …